Today I retire a trusted member of my small business –
My Jack Georges Milano laptop bag in vibrant green leather.
For more than a decade, this briefcase has accompanied me on my travels in these United States, Europe and Asia.
I have overstuffed it, crushed it, slept on it — and it has always looked as good as new.
That bag was a great conversation starter at any airport gate, airport restaurant, airplane row, hotel lobby — basically anywhere. Folks noticed my Jack Georges. I’m sure I sold a bunch of them.
But today my Jack got to stay home and sleep in…and instead I brought along –
My new briefcase by McKlein. In bright orange.
Because I’ll admit it –
I like the attention.
Posted in Airplanes, Business, Design, Fashion, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged airplane row, airplanes, airport gate, airport restaurant, baggage, briefcase, Business, business travels, conversation starter, design, Fashion, hotel lobby, Humor, I got baggage, Jack Georges, laptop bag, leather, life, luggage, McKlein, retirement, small business, Travel
I sold my car when I moved to Boston in 2000, and I would never want a car here in Manhattan.
But perhaps the right car could change my mind –
Only in New York City…
Posted in Automobiles, Cars, Design, Humor, Life, transportation
Tagged automobiles, Boston, cars, design, Humor, life, Manhattan, New York City, paint job
About this time every year, I am amazed at the pumpkins that folks create.
Not the pies — although I appreciate those, too — but the pumpkin carvings that I see on porches, stoops and online. They just get more extreme and extraordinary every Halloween.
In fact, I saw one today that touched my inner gourd.
Girl! I hear that.
Posted in Art, Design, Foods, Holiday, Home, Humor, Life
Tagged art, design, Foods, gourd, Halloween, Holiday, home, Humor, life, online, porch, pumpkin, pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie, stoop
This very bug scuttered across my foot today in Central Park.
Okay, maybe he’s a relative. But it looks just like him.
And where did I found the ‘police sketch’ of the insect in question?
On a bottle of beer.
Cicada Indigenous Ale, to be exact.
Funny how something that looks so bucolic on a bottle of brew…
Creeped the living the shit out of me at 7am.
Posted in Animals, Design, Foods, Humor, Life, Nature, Walking
Tagged ale, animals, beer, beer bottle, bugs, Central Park, Cicada Indigenous Ale, creepy crawlers, design, Foods, Humor, life, nature, New York City, Oh Beautiful Beer, packaging, police sketch, walking
Kids today have it SO GOOD.
Case in point: Charlotte, the daughter of my friends Amy and Chris.
Charlotte requested an Angry Birds-themed cake for her birthday. Did Amy pick up the phone, call a bakery and order the aforementioned birdie birthday baked good?
She made the entire cast of fierce, feathered friends in fondant. All by HERSELF.
Charlotte is one lucky little girl.
And Amy is rockin’ creative!
Posted in Animals, Children, Cooking, Design, Foods, Friends, Games, Humor, Life
Tagged Angry Birds, animals, baked good, bakery, birthday cake, birthdays, children, cooking, creative, design, feathered friends, fondant, Foods, friends, games, Humor, kids, life, shoot the moon
What is the funniest joke of all time?
Two cannibals are eating a clown. One cannibal turns to the other one and says –
“Does this taste funny to you?
My all-time favorite.
What brought this to mind? I found a sculpture online — a modern take, if you will — of two zombies eating a clown that was inspired by that classic vaudeville joke.
I don’t know…from where I’m sitting –
Clown looks pretty tasty.
Posted in Art, Comedy, Design, Entertainment, Humor, Life
Tagged art, cannibals, clowns, comedy, design, does this taste funny to you, funniest joke of all time, funny business, Humor, jokes, life, sculpture, two cannibals eating a clown, two zombies eating a clown, vaudeville, zombies
I was sitting at my desk today and wondered –
Does the rebus still exist?
I loved solving this picture puzzle as a kid, so I Googled it…and was relieved to discover that rebuses are alive and well and all over the Internet. In kids games. In artwork. Even in one advice column where the answers are provided in rebus format.
But my favorite rebus discovery was Narragansett Beer — they’re using the rebus as part of their advertising campaign. In fact, they have an entire page on their website devoted to rebuses.
Here are a couple of my favs. See if you can solve them.
The answers — and 62 more rebuses — are on their site.
Posted in Advertising, Art, Business, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged advertising, advice column, art, Business, design, food, Google, Humor, Internet, kids games, life, Narragansett Beer, picture this, rebus, website
Hey Bloomberg, before you go:
Is this size Coca-Cola allowed here in New York City?
Gotcha — it’s chalk art!
Pretty realistic, huh?
Posted in Advertising, Art, Design, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged advertising, art, chalk, chalk art, Coca-Cola, Coke, design, food, Humor, life, Mayor Bloomberg, New York City, the real thing
If you’re like me, you get your news online or on TV, and don’t buy a daily newspaper. So you may wonder…
Do we really need them anymore?
This image from Leslee Cortez on Picstache.com answers that question once and for all –
How else would we give folks ‘newspaper head’ without ‘em?
Posted in Comedy, Design, Entertainment, Humor, Life, News
Tagged comedy, design, entertainment, get my hands dirty, Humor, life, news, newspaper, newspaper head, online, Pistache.com, TV
While checking the time on my cellphone last night, I accidentally took this photo.
I was waiting outside the backstage door at Kinky Boots on 45th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues here in Manhattan. I think the building in the shot is across the street.
The picture is grainy and off-kilter, but I kinda like it.
It looks like an action shot taken from a car…or maybe on the way down, before the photographer hit the pavement.
And I bet a few visitors to New York City might find its disorientation a reflection of their feelings from time to time during their trip.
Me? I just hit the wrong button on my phone.
Posted in Art, Broadway, Design, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Photography, Travel
Tagged action shot, art, Broadway, camera, cellphone, design, disorientation, entertainment, grainy, Humor, Kinky Boots, life, Manhattan, New York City, pavement, photo, photographer, photography, picture, sure shot, Travel, trip, visitors